From Warnemünde to Stralsund by bike

Up on the Darss

And the tour continues. Right at the beginning the first sight for all animal lovers, the seal station in Warnemünde. From there we started on a well developed cycle path towards Markgrafenheide and on through the Rostocker Heide, on a forest path, which offers perfect terrain for every mountain biker. Would you like a first break? No problem in Graal-Müritz! Grab a small snack or explore the active forest – a small discovery path, which invites to experience nature or trampoline jump.

Aktivwald Graal Mueritz © S.H.Witzel

“Active forest” Graal Mueritz © S.H.Witzel

Sufficiently exhausted, we continued along a path directly through the dunes, with plenty of opportunities for a break at the beach, past Dierhagen and Wustrow to Althagen, where a small harbour with a nice atmosphere invites us to enjoy a fish roll and Zeesboot excursions.

Hafen in Althagen auf Fischland-Darß-Zingst © S.H.Witzel

harbor in Althagen on Fischland-Darss-Zingst © S.H.Witzel

But before we reached the harbour, we took a short break with a view of the cliffs.

Super Panorama, but someone was pretty flat. No, not us this time. The tire. But not with us! Thanks to “Mecklenburger Radtour” (website in German), we were well prepared and had this fixed in no time at all.

Reifen flicken © S.Weisbach

Patching the tire © S.Weisbach

Further over wide meadows, directly along the Bodden, the path led to a small surf and kite school with café. But a little tip, less than 2km further you will find a small sign on the side, which guides you into the old centre of Borne, to an old mill with café. The cake is homemade, the pieces are huge and in the beautiful front garden of the mill you can let your soul dangle.

Der Ostseeküstenradweg von oben © S.H.Witzel

Baltic Sea Cycle Route from above © S.H.Witzel

We then continued through Wieck on a well-developed path towards Prerow. For all bird fans, the observation towers are worthwhile here. The last meters we covered on the dike to Prerow to the Regenbogen-Camp (“rainbow camp”, website in German), where we pitched our tent for the night, which was kindly provided to us by Heimplanet, in the middle of the dunes, no 20m to the beach. Super tent, if it has to be fast, light weight and small packing size, therefore perfectly suitable for the bike tour.

Campen in den Dünen in Prerow © S.H.Witzel

Camping in the Dunes of Prerow © S.H.Witzel

Hanseatic town of Stralsund

The next morning we started early, the early bird catches the worm. Those who drive in the morning are alone for the time being and can watch how everything awakens. Passing Zingst, we crossed the bridge at Bresewitz down from Darß.

Brücke bei Bresewitz © S.H.Witzel

Bridge near Bresewitz © S.H.Witzel

Through Pruchten, with great hunger we headed for Barth and found Galerie Cafe (website in German),a nice café directly at the marketplace, for breakfast. We continued through woods and meadows, past small villages and along the Baltic Sea to Stralsund.

On a beautiful path that winds its way towards the Hanseatic city, one finds several possibilities to feel the sand between one’s feet before one reaches the typical medieval city and the destination.

Strand bei Stralsund © S.H.Witzel

Beach near Stralsund © S.H.Witzel

Directly at the station we could hand in the rented bikes, due to the super service of the Mecklenburger Radtour, and from there we could start our way home relaxed by train.

You can download the GPX-track of this tour directly here.

 

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